Instagram has added another Snapchat-inspired feature and this time, it’s the screenshot notifications.
But fret not, because the alerts will only appear if you screenshot a disappearing message in Instagram Direct. Disappearing messages allows users to send videos and photos that will disappear once the receiver sees it.
To use the disappearing message feature, simply swipe right into the camera to take a photo or video, then tap the arrow to send it privately to friends or groups. And like Snapchat, receivers can only replay it once. Besides that, Instagram also introduced live videos, allowing users to live stream their activities to all of their friends and followers for up to an hour.
The screenshot alerts have received a mixed response from netizens. Some hated the new update while others thought that it was a good idea as those messages are meant to be private. Some Twitter users even dissed the photo-sharing app, saying that its going too far trying to be more like Snapchat.
Instagram now tells you if someone takes a screenshot?? This can't be real?? I'm screwed pic.twitter.com/kkRu8LCDxs
— B*tch Code ?? (@TheTumblrPosts) November 24, 2016
Is it true that Instagram now notifies people when you've screenshot their photos???
Noooo how am I gonna stalk my crush now… ☹️?ADVERTISEMENT
— Kerwin King (@imkerwinking) November 25, 2016
— ジェン (@midnightmisuki) November 26, 2016
— Jens Schlüter (@JensSchlueter) November 29, 2016
I'm a dead man the day they start notifying you when someone takes a screen shot of your #Instagram photo.
— taylor krahl (@taylorkrahl_) November 26, 2016
What do you think about the feature? Yay or nay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂